The overall money available to Erik ten Hag at Manchester United might be increased as a result of numerous players departing this summer.
Ralf Rangnick has advised the club that in order to compete with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, they would need to make sweeping changes to their team during the summer season. The German coach will step down at the conclusion of the season to become a consultant.
A number of players, including those whose contracts expire this summer, such as Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, and Juan Mata, might be on their way out this summer. United, on the other hand, will not see a dime.
Despite Rangnick’s protests that as many as ten players would need to be recruited, Old Trafford officials have assured Ten Hag that they would not alter the roster. According to ESPN, the club’s executives will inform the Dutchman that they want progression than revolution.
A summer budget of up to £150 million will be approved, but with some of the costs already indicated, it will not go far. However, player sales might bring the amount to £230 million.
This summer, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Alex Telles, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have all been listed for sale on Transfermarkt for a total of £80 million. Ten Hag will be able to bring in some quick cash by offloading those who have been marginalized.
Rangnick has been astounded by United’s weak scouting and recruiting standards since taking over as manager in November when he replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Prior to the 4-0 loss to Liverpool, the German coach outlined how life in the Bundesliga differs.
“With Germany, there is normally a minimum of two competent individuals consistently in the club on a longer-term basis responsible for recruiting, scouting, and any day operation,” he remarked last week.
“They also hire the greatest possible head coach for the squad. This still does not have a strong heritage in the country, and the position of sports director or director of football is held by just a few teams.
“I know that in the future, and especially for a large club like Manchester United, you can’t put all of those functions and tasks, as well as the whole responsibility, on the shoulders of one person – the manager. I’m not sure whether one individual, no matter how skilled he is, can handle this.
“I’m sure Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea have competent individuals in charge of recruiting, scouting, and the medical department… This, I believe, is a concern for our club that they must address.”